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Waddell, PVT James H. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Waddick, SGT 1C Raymond L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 85 - 22 April 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant First Class Raymond L. Waddick, RA37542220, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, a member of Company A, 2d Engineer Combat Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 26 November 1950 in the vicinity of Kujang-dong, Korea. On that date he was a member of a squad, supported by a tank-infantry team, that was filling in tank traps on the main supply route. He voluntarily advanced beyond the supporting infantry to reconnoiter the next tank trap. As he approached a possible location for a tank trap, he was wounded by enemy snip fire and was evacuated. The heroism displayed by Corporal Noah reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered service from Minnesota.

Waddington, SFC Ralph R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

Wade, SFC James A. (35th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO96, 29Aug50)

Wade, Phillip W. (CPL, HQ Co., 3d BN, 35th Inf. Regt.)

Wadley, M/SGT Leon C. (3rd ID)

Waetcher, Eldon R. (Army - 25th ID)

General Orders No. 234 - 19 October 1950
Headquarters 25th Division

The Bronze Star for Merit is awarded to Corporal Eldon R. Waetcher, Infantry, Heavy Mortar Company, 27th Infantry Regiment, United States Army. As Ammunition Corporal of the heavy mortar company from 11 July to 6 October 1950 in Korea, Corporal Waetcher rendered outstanding services. Leading his ammunition vehicles through intense enemy mortar and small arms fire, he was instrumental in alleviating many critical situations by his timely delivery of ammunition to the platoons actively engaged in combat. It was often necessary to run the gauntlet of enemy road block and snipers in order to procure ammunition from supply installations in the rear. Corporal Waetcher's courageous determination and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Wager, CPL Raymond L. (ARMY)

Wagenbreth, MSGT Wallace A. (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 72 - August 07, 1950

Master Sergeant Wallace A. Wagenbreth, RA6578023, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company L, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 8 July 1950, near Chonan, Korea. When a withdrawal from the town became necessary, it was impossible to evacuate all the vehicles and crew served weapons. Sergeant Wagenbreth voluntarily remained in town after the withdrawal of friendly forces and destroyed the materiel that had been left behind. By his heroic action, Sergeant Wagenbreth deprived the enemy of a number of vehicles and crew served weapons which would otherwise have fallen into their hands. He brought great credit to himself and to the military service. Entered the military service from Houston, Texas.

Wagener, LT COL Joseph

Wagner, CAPT Robert A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wagner, MSGT William Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wahlert, Edward E. (Army - 24th ID)

General Orders No. 90 - 14 August 1950
Headquarters 24th Division

Private First Class Edward E. Wahlert, RA17241198, Field Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery A, 52nd Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star medal with V device for heroic achievement on 5 July 1950 at Osan, Korea. Private First Class Wahlert was manning a 105 millimeter howitzer in a forward position when enemy tanks advanced toward their outpost. His section knocked out two of the tanks. Four other tanks took his section under fire, and Private First Class Wahlert continued to man his section, delivering counter-fire until all ammunition was exhausted. Private First Class Wahlert drew back under enemy fire to his battery position and assisted other sections until directed to withdraw. This act of heroic achievement on the part of Private First Class Wahlert reflects great credit on himself and the military service. He entered the service from Dexter, Iowa.

Wajda, PFC Casimar P. (8th FAB, 25ID) (GO70, 21Aug50)

Waldes, CPL Curuie H. (3ID)

Walker, PFC James (3ID) (posthumous)

Walker, MSGT Lawrence D. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 233 - 19 October 1950

Master Sergeant Lawrence D. Walker, RA6381963, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  During the early extremely difficult phase of the Korean conflict, Master Sergeant Walker served with distinction as acting sergeant major of his regiment from 10 July to 15 September 1950.  His outstanding qualities of leadership, initiative, and organizational ability were responsible for the smooth, efficient functioning of his section.  Master Sergeant Walker's unfailing devotion to duty under severe combat conditions assisted greatly in materially improving the administration of his unit and reflects great credit on himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Alabama.

Walker, CPL Phillip C. (3ID)

Walker, Robert H. (USN)

Walker, PVT Robert L. (2ID) (HQ Co., 23d Inf. Regt.)

Wall, CAPT James G. (1st CAV)

Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders No. 63 - 27 March 1951

Captain James G. Wall, 0976356, Medical Service Corps, United States Army, Clearing Company, 15th Medical Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, 2 August 1950 to 2 November 1950.  For meritorious achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States during the period indicated.  Entered federal service from New York.

Wallace, SGT John (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wallace, 1LT Robert G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wallace, 2LT Robert G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wallen, PFC Roger E. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 190 - 18 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class Roger E. Wallin, US55015406, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company M, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on l8 May 1951 in the vicinity of Chaun-ni, Korea. On that date he was a squad leader in a 75mm rifle platoon which was in position on the rear of a tank providing covering fire for a friendly unit which was withdrawing through an enemy roadblock. During this withdrawal, Private Wallin, with complete disregard for his personal safety, remained exposed on the rear of the tank firing a .50 caliber machine gun. So effective was the fire he delivered that the enemy force was unable to eliminate the friendly tanks. When not manning the machine gun, he assisted in the care of the wounded. His courageous actions enabled the tanks to withdraw safely and to evacuate the wounded. The heroic conduct of Private Wallin on this occasion reflect great credit upon him and upon the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Walsh, MAJ Emmett L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Walz, LT Harold A.H. (3rd ID)

Wann, CAPT Robert A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ward, SGT Ernest Ward (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 249 - 27 October 1950

Sergeant Ernest Ward, RA7087610, Artillery, Battery A, 8th Field Artillery Battalion, United States Army.  On 21 August 1950 near Taegu, Korea, Sergeant Ward's battery was subjected to intense counter-battery fire which inflicted numerous casualties among the gun crews.  Moving from gun to gun despite the hail of enemy artillery on the position, Sergeant Ward rendered emergency first aid to the wounded and moved them to places of safety, thus saving the lives of many of his comrades. Sergeant Ward's courageous devotion to duty is in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army.  Entered the military service from North Carolina.

Warner, 1LT Robert L.

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal to First Lieutenant Robert L. Warner (AFSN: 0-525058), United States Air Force, for meritorious service to the united States from 24 August 1951 to 4 September 1953 while a prisoner of war in North Korea. Although subject to extreme privation, meager rations, forced marches, incessant interrogations, brutal beatings, sadistic torture, long periods of solitary confinement and threatened execution, Captain Warner, by his indomitable courage and resolute resistance completely defeated any attempt of the North Koreans and Chinese Communists to obtain security information they desired. His exemplary conduct and unequivocal conviction that the forces of freedom would ultimately prevail over an enemy ruthlessly avowed to destroy the independence of mankind, encouraged and inspired other prisoners to resist the insidious demands of their captors. By his outstanding leadership, heroic self-sacrifice and ceaseless opposition to the North Koreans and Chinese Communists, Captain Warner has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Warner, PVT Sherman D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Warren, MSGT Joseph R. (7ID)

Headquarters 7ID
General Orders No. 80 - 1 November 1950

Master Sergeant Joseph R. Warren, RA6285449, Infantry, United States Army, Company F, 17th Infantry, distinguished himself by heroic action on 27 September 1950, at Seoul, Korea. On this date, Company F was attacking the high ground overlooking Seoul when one of the platoons was pinned down by heavy automatic weapons fire from the enemy at a range of approximately one hundred yards. Sergeant Warren volunteered to lead an ammunition detail to the platoon. He promptly organized and loaded the detail with all the ammunition it could carry. On the way, when automatic weapons fire from the enemy was encountered, Sergeant Warren personally killed or wounded seven of the enemy forcing them to withdraw and permit his detail to get through. The heroic action displayed by Sergeant Warren on this occasion permitted the immobilized platoon to complete its mission and reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the military service from the State of Texas.

Warren, SFC Joseph W. (24ID, Co. L, 21st, Rgt.)

Washbam, Wesity (PVT, HQ, 2d BN, 35th Inf. Regt.)

Washburn, SFC (2nd ID) (Co. C, 23d Inf. Regt.)

Washington, PVT Andrew Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wasles, Dee J. (PFC, Med. Co., 35th Inf. Regt.)

Wasson, SGT John B. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wasson, 1LT John R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Watford, PFC Billy S. (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO88, 28Aug50)

Watkins, M/SGT Curtis M. (3rd ID)

Watkins, PFC Roddy A. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders Nol. 147 - 15 June 1951

Private First Class Roddy A. Watkins, RA14342392, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company D, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 14 February 1951 near Chipyong-ni, Korea.  During a savage enemy attack, a machine gun of Private Watkins' section was destroyed by the enemy.  The machine gun had covered the most likely approach of enemy forces to the company's position.  While awaiting for a replacement gun, Private Watkins and three comrades remained in position and defended the exposed gap in the line with rifle fire.  Although subjected to a heavy concentration of hostile fire, he remained at his post and continued to engage the overwhelming enemy forces until another machine gun had been put into operation.  His heroic stand enabled his unit to repel the enemy assault and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Georgia.

Watley, PFC James M. (3rd ID)

Watson, James R. (USA)

General Orders No. 13 - 18 January 1951

For heroism in action against the enemy on 18 September 1850 near Taegu, Korea. While attacking an extremely stubbornly defended enemy position through heavy enemy small arms and mortar fire, Lieutenant Watson, seeing that some men from the adjacent unit were separated from their leader, immediately reorganized them into his platoon and continued the attack, personally leading the men to the successful accomplishment of the mission. Lieutenant Watson's display of selfless courage and heroism in the face of enemy fire reflect great credit on himself and the military service. Entered federal service from Alabama.

Waters, SFC John R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Watters, 1LT Clarence M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Watts, SGT William E. Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Watts, PVT Willie (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Weatherly, Emmit N. (USN)

Weaver, Robert W. (USN)

Weber, Dale E. (PFC, Co. A, 65th Engineer Combat Btn, 25th ID)

Webb, PFC Allen R. Jr. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 87 - 5 November 1950
Amended by GO88, Sec. IV, 9 November 1950

Private First Class Allen R. Webb Jr., RA18262916, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery B, 82d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (Self-Propelled), 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 1 September 1950 near Changnyong, Korea.  On the night of this date he was a crew member of an antiaircraft firing vehicle, attached to an infantry battalion, which had been surrounded and was desperately defending its perimeter.  The enemy captured a hill overlooking the battalion positions, and from this vantage point, delivered devastating mortar and small arms fire into the battalion area.  During this action, orders were received to place fire on the enemy positions.  Disregarding the intense enemy fire, and his own personal safety, he remained in the firing vehicle, which was in an exposed position, and delivered such concentrated and accurate fire that the enemy was completely silenced, and 30 enemy soldiers were killed.  The hill was retaken a few minutes later by our infantry with practically no resistance.  The courage displayed by Private Webb on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Texas.

Webber, SGT Leroy F. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2ID
General Orders No. 147 - 15 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with Letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States is awarded to Sergeant Leroy F. Webber, ER37752279, (the Corporal), Infantry, U.S. Army, a member of Company B, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 15 February 1951 in the vicinity of Chipyong-ni, Korea. On that date, he was a member of a platoon with the mission to drive the enemy from a ridge overlooking the regimental perimeter. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Sergeant Webber advanced through intense enemy small arms fire to an exposed position from which he could direct friendly tank fire upon the enemy. He remained exposed and directed such devastating fire upon the enemy positions that the remainder of the platoon was able to complete its mission with a minimum of casualties. The heroism and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Webber reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Weeks, PFC John K. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Weible, CAPT Oscar J. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 243 - 29 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Captain Oscar J. Weible, 01329539, (then First Lieutenant), Military Police Corps, Army of the United States, a member of the 2d Military Police Company, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 2 September 1950 at Yongsan, Korea. On that date he was leader of a Military Police platoon whose mission was to man traffic, straggler, and refugee control points during the evacuation of Yongsan. There was a large volume of friendly traffic moving through a critical intersection that was subjected to intermittent enemy small arms and mortar fire. Captain Weible fearlessly manned this intersection in such a manner that all friendly traffic cleared Yongsan with the least possible delay and confusion. Later when he learned that there were several wounded men in an open field about one mile southwest of Yongsan, he made tour trips in his jeep along a road subjected to enemy small arms and mortar fire in order tn evacuate these wounded men to an aid station. His fearless action was responsible for saving the lives of two critically wounded comrades. The heroism displayed by Captain Weible reflects greet credit upon himself· and the military service. Entered the military service from Montana.

Weidemeyer, Dick (USN)

Weidman, SGT John A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Weidow, CPL Carl H. (1CAV)

Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders No. 104 - 9 June 1951

Corporal Carl H. Weidow, RA13384764, Infantry, United States Army, Company I, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 12 October 1950 near Kaesong, Korea.  When Corporal Weidow, an ammunition bearer in a weapons squad, saw the gunner and assistant gunner wounded by the enemy fire, he immediately dashed forward to assume the gunner position.  A few minutes later, Corporal Weidow also became wounded, but seeing the advancing elements of his platoon needed supporting fire, he picked up the machine gun and ammunition and carried it forward to give the attacking riflemen fire support.  Corporal Weidow's courageous and selfless action greatly aided the platoon in seizing their objective.  His heroism reflects great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered federal service from Pennsylvania.

Weidowski, PFC John W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Weir, Benjamin Jr. (USN)

Weir, CPL Weldon W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Weirs, PFC Donald (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 211 - 22 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class Donald Weirs, US55039772, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company E, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 23 May 1951 in the vicinity ,of Kungol, Korea. On that date his unit was advancing on enemy positions on Hill 895. Upon nearing the objective, intense enemy automatic weapons, grenade and small arms fire momentarily halted the advance. When the enemy grenades were thrown into Private Weirs’ position, he un-hesitantly picked them up and threw them back at the enemy. After throwing his own grenades, he charged the hostile position, killing two and capturing four of the enemy. The heroic actions of Private Weirs enabled the unit to resume its advance and accomplish its mission. The devotion to duty and sustained courage of Private Weirs reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from South Dakota.

Welch, MAJ John (2nd ID) (HQ Co., 38th Inf. Regt.)

Welcher, 1LT James W. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 117 - 23 May 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to First Lieutenant James W. Welcher, 01688440, Corps of Engineers, Army of the United States, a member of Headquarters and Service Company, 2d Engineer Combat Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 27 November 1950 near Kujang-dong, Korea. Lieutenant Welcher was a member of the battalion command post which was situated in a draw together with a rifle battalion command pots. A large enemy force had penetrated the front lines and was subjecting the command post area to intense automatic weapons and mortar fire. As there was no communication with the other elements in the area, Lieutenant Welcher exposed himself to the enemy fire to direct the troops in the area to high ground occupied by other friendly forces. Through his courage and determination in the face of overwhelming odds, he succeeded in assembling all elements on commanding ground without casualties. The heroism displayed by Lieutenant Welcher reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Weldon, PFC Harold d. (24ID) (posthumous)

Department of the Army
General Orders No. 53 - 9 July 1954

Private First Class Harold D. Weldon, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company C, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic conduct in action against the enemy near Anju, Korea, on 4 November 1950. His unit occupied defensive positions on a small hill which was dominated by strong enemy positions located on commanding terrain features overlooking friendly defenses. Hostile forces launched a strong, determined assault and, attacking from the rear, delivered extremely heavy small-arms and automatic-weapons fire. Despite wounds received during the action, Private Weldon remained with his radio and continued to carry out his duties under difficult circumstances. On one occasion, being unable to transmit a message by radio, he carried it through to his unit commander. He successfully destroyed his radio equipment prior to evacuating the position even though he then was suffering from three painful wounds. Private Weldon's courageous actions and devotion to duty reflect credit on himself and the military service.

Wellington, CPL Darrell A. (1CAV)

Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders No. 101 - June 05, 1951

The Bronze Star with “V” Device is awarded to Corporal Darrell A Wellington (then Private First Class), (Regular Army), Infantry, U.S. Army, Company F, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 25 January 1951 near Yangji, Korea. When a numerically superior enemy force launched a strong attack against the company defensive positions, a machine gun was abandoned by friendly troops, forcing defending elements to withdraw. Realizing the seriousness of losing the valuable weapon, Corporal Wellington, with three comrades, volunteered to attempt to regain the machine gun position. Advancing through heavy enemy fire, Corporal Wellington rushed forward and engaged the hostile soldiers in hand-to-hand combat. During this encounter, six of the enemy were killed and the remainder forced to withdraw. Due to Corporal Wellington’s courageous and aggressive act, the machine gun position was regained, and a serious threat to his company’s defense was removed. Corporal Wellington’s heroism reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered federal service from Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

Wells, CPL Lafayette D. (3rd ID)

Werner, PVT Harold R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wesnowsky, 1LT William (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

West, PFC David L. (35th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO96, 29Aug50)

West, PVT Lionel D. (3rd ID)

Westerman, SGT George D. (3rd ID)

Westley, CPL Walter (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Westpfahl, PFC Raymond F. (2nd ID) (2d MP Co.)

Westrum, Stanley E. (ARMY)

General Orders No. 19 - 2 November 1950
Headquarters X Corps

The Bronze Star Medal with V device is awarded to Corporal Stanley E. Westrum, RA37565634, Company A, 562nd Engineer Boat Maintenance Battalion, United States Army, for the period of 14 August 1950 to 30 August 1950, during which he performed outstanding service as a wrecker operator. When valuable engineer equipment was discovered by a forward patrol at ASCOM City, Korea, Corporal Westrum volunteered to recover the greatly needed items. He displayed courage, determination, and ingenuity in recovering twenty-six trucks, trailers and tractors, which were vitally needed to expedite the movement of supplies. During the recovery of this material, Corporal Westrum continually exposed himself to enemy observation and sniper fire in order to complete his mission. His actions reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered service from Grassy Butte, North Dakota.

Whalen, CAPT Thomas F. (3rd ID)

Wharton, CWO Walter W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wheeler, SFC Frank Jr. (Btry A, 159th FAB, 25ID)

Wheeless, PFC Glennie R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Whitacker, PFC Jim D. (3ID)

White, Arthur T. (USN)

White, SGT Garnett W. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 231 - 18 October 1950

Sergeant Garnett W. White, RA34918296, Armor, Company A, 89th Medium Tank Battalion, United States Army.  During the period 2 August to 10 August 1950 in the early critical phase of the Korean conflict, Sergeant White rendered outstanding service as a member of a vehicle recovery crew.  By opportunely repairing a damaged tank in enemy territory despite intense small arms and mortar fire, a tank attack route was cleared.  By expeditiously recovering another tank from a collapsed bridge under heavy enemy fire an additional critical vehicle was restored to action.  Sergeant White's courageous devotion to duty and technical acumen are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from Alabama.

White, PFC Ira M. (Co. M, 27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID)

White, CPL James R. (2nd ID) (Co. A, 23rd Inf. Regt.)

Corporal James R. White, a member of Company A, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement 31 August 1950 and 1 September 1950 in the vicinity of Changnyong, Korea. On the night of 31 August 1950 he was a member of his company's rear command group. A strong enemy force came around the left flank of the company and attacked his group from the rear. A defense perimeter was immediately organized. Corporal White, with complete disregard for his personal safety, constantly exposed himself to the intense hostile fire raking the perimeter in order to return the enemy fire. On one occasion, he voluntarily left the safety of his covered position and dashed through the enemy fire to an abandoned jeep. Aided by two comrades, he returned to the perimeter with a .50 caliber machine gun and two automatic rifles, thereby greatly increasing the firepower of the small defensive force and covering all avenues of approach. Although the group was surrounded, he courageously held his ground until, early in the morning of 1 September 1950, orders were received to withdraw. His fearless determination throughout this firefight contributed greatly to the success of the command group in preventing the forward elements of his company from being attacked from the rear. The heroism displayed on this occasion by Corporal White reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.

White, CPL Raymond L. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 231 - 18 October 1950

Corporal Raymond L. White, RA13338380, Military Police Corps, 25th Military Police Company, United States Army.  From 11 July to 7 October 1950, during the early phases of the Korean conflict, Corporal White rendered outstanding service as a member of the traffic platoon of the Military Police.  By his efficient supervision of vehicular traffic and straggler personnel, Corporal White contributed immeasurable to facilitating the flow of critical supplies, personnel, and equipment.  Working long hours with little rest, he assisted in keeping the main support route clear of interference.  Corporal White's courageous devotion to duty and professional proficiency reflect great credit upon himself and the Military Police Corps.  Entered the military service from Virginia.

Whitehead, MSGT Cornelius (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Whitehouse, PFC Jack E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Whitely, PFC Howard W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Whitfield, PFC Barney J. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 148 - 14 September 1950

Private First Class Barney J. Whitfield, RA14300935, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  At about 1945 hours 21 August 1950 near Sinji, Korea, Private First Class Whitfield volunteered to accompany a patrol deep into hostile territory to bring in a group of enemy which had indicated desire to surrender.  As night fell, it became difficult to see the enemy group which began to disperse.  When suddenly fired upon and when an abandoned vehicle exploded behind the patrol, Private First Class Whitfield moved calmly among his men, placing them in more suitable positions in case of further attack. Then after a thorough but fruitless search of the area, he assisted in directing the safe return of the patrol to friendly lines.  Private First Class Whitfield's calm courage and soldierly ability reflect great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Mississippi.

Whitham, 1LT Keith W. (24ID)

General Orders No. 210 - 29 October 1950
Headquarters 24th Division

First Lieutenant Keith W. Whitham, 01342223, Armor, United States Army, a member of Tank Company, 5th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device for heroic achievement in action against the enemy near Kumchon, Korea, on 24 September 1950. During an attack in which his tank platoon was supporting the infantry, the enemy retaliated with intensive small arms, mortar and artillery fire. With complete disregard for his own safety, he dismounted from his tank and personally deployed his tanks to positions from which closer support could be furnished the attacking troops. Although exposed to withering fire, he subsequently manned the .50 caliber machine gun atop his tank and inflicted many casualties among the enemy force. His superior leadership, courage and unhesitating devotion to duty aided materially in the success of the attack and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army. Entered military service from Cook, Nebraska.

Whitley, PFC John H. (3ID)

Wickman, CPL John J. (45ID)

General Orders No. 456 - 27 July 1953.  Bronze Star for Meritorious Service, Infantry, from 2 August 1952 to 24 July 1953.  Entered the Federal service from Ohio.

Wiecezorek, Pfc. Leonard J. (24ID, Co. D, 19th Rgt.)

Wiggins, 1LT Charles E. Jr. (1st CAV)

Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders No. 63 - 27 March 1951

1st Lieutenant Charles E. Wiggins Jr., 01338890, Infantry, United States Army, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, 22 July 1950 to 2 November 1950.  For meritorious achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States during the period indicated.  Entered federal service from Louisiana.

Wiggins, PVT Herbert W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wild, SGT 1C John E. Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wiley, CPL Robert E. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 41 - 9 August 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Robert E. Wiley, RA16275759, Signal Corps, United States Army, 2d Signal Company, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 30 November 1950 near Kunu-ri, Korea. On the morning of that day he assisted in the emergency destruction of cryptographic equipment while subjected to enemy sniper fire. With complete disregard for his own safety, he made sure that the equipment was completely destroyed. In the afternoon of that day, while he was riding in convoy through an enemy roadblock south of Kunu-ri, the convoy was halted by intense enemy mortar, machine gun, and small arms fire. Corporal Wiley left cover and faced enemy fire with some of his comrades to form a patrol to take a ridge line commanding the road, in order to provide left flank security for the passage of the convoy. He remained on the hill until driven down by napalm and aerial machine gun fire. He then sought out such transportation as was available and returned to friendly lines with the last elements of the convoy that night after dark. The heroism displayed by Corporal Wiley reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Wilkenson, SGT Billie W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wilkerson, CPL John A. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 462 - 19 August 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal John A. Wilkerson, RA17239255 (then Private First Class), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company L, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 11 April 1951 in the vicinity of the Hwachon Reservoir, Korea. On that date he was an automatic rifleman in an infantry platoon which had the mission of making physical contact with an adjacent unit during the hours of darkness. While climbing up a hill the platoon was subjected to intense enemy machine gun fire. With utter disregard for his own safety, Corporal Wilkerson advanced toward two enemy machine guns. He destroyed these enemy machine guns using his automatic weapon and hand grenade fire. The remaining enemy withdrew and the platoon was able to reach the contact point. The heroism displayed by Corporal Wilkerson reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from North Dakota.

Wilkey, PVT Franklin H. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 114 - 22 December 1950

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private Franklin H. Wilkey, RA17278171, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 31 August to 3 September 1950 in the vicinity of Yongsan, Korea. On the night of 31 August 1950 the enemy, attacking in overwhelming numbers, had penetrated our lines and were attempting to make a complete breakthrough in that area. During the enemy advance, a small group of men from a heavy weapons company were cut off and surrounded by the enemy. The group formed a perimeter defense and dug in. Private Wilkey was a member of this group. From 1 to 3 September 1950 the perimeter was under constant, heavy enemy artillery, mortar, and machine gun fire and was subjected to frenzied and frequent hostile assaults. Rations were low, and the only water available to the men was the early morning dew that gathered from the grass, rifle stocks and other equipment. In spite of these adversities Private Wilkey was constantly in the midst of every fire fight and aided in beating off the determined enemy attacks. Throughout this trying period, his unfailing determination and fortitude were a constant source of inspiration to his comrades and contributed greatly to the sturdy defense of the perimeter. The heroism and devotion to duty displayed by Private Wilkey reflect great credit upon himself and are in keeping with the high traditions of the military service.

Wilkins, CPL Earl J. (2nd ID) (2d MP Co.)

Wilkins, PFC Lawrence R. (2nd ID) (Co. H, 38th Inf. Regt.)

Wilkinson, MST Olin C. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 117- 26 December 1950

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Master Sergeant Olin C. Wilkinson, RA39710773, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 27 September 1950 near Anui, Korea. In the early morning hours of this date he was on duty in the S3 section of the regimental command post when it was severely shelled by enemy mortars. In the initial stages of the barrage, several men were killed and wounded. Observing that the medical personnel were handicapped by a shortage of aid men, Sergeant Wilkinson, disregarding his own safety, ran out into the intense enemy fire and assisted in carrying the wounded to cover. His courage under fire was a source of tremendous inspiration to the men around him and was instrumental in saving the lives of several of his comrades. The heroic action of Sergeant Wilkinson in risking his life to save a fallen comrade reflects great credit upon himself and the Military Service. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Willets, Chaplain Robert H.

PARTIAL CITATION

Chaplain Robert H. Willets, who received the Purple Heart after being wounded on 12 June, was also awarded the Bronze Star for his service as regimental chaplain, 7th Marines, covering the period 2 May-20 September 1952.

"Although frequently exposed to enemy mortar, artillery and small arms fire and wounded in action on one occasion, he persevered in his efforts to aid and comfort the men of the regiment, constantly leaving sheltered positions and moving through interdicted zones to minister to the spiritual needs of the stricken men.  By his marked coolness under fire, strength of faith and unswerving devotion to duty, Lieutenant Willets served to inspire and encourage all who observed him."

[KWE Note: Found on page 153, The History of the Chaplain Corps, US Navy, Vol. 6, During the Korean War.]

Willett, SFC Charles F. (3rd ID)

Willette, PVT Eddie M. (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 80 - August 09, 1950

Private Eddie M. Willette, RA19303779, Field Artillery, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Battery, 63d Field Artillery, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 9 July 1950 at Pudaeri, Korea. During heavy shelling and mortar fire on the village of Pudaeri, Private Willette, although told to evacuate with the remainder of the American forces, volunteered to remain behind to act as a covering force. In addition to firing small arms against the enemy, he assisted in destroying American equipment which had to be abandoned. This act of heroic achievement on the part of Private Willette reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the service from Los Angeles, California.

Williams, CPL Charles B. (2nd ID) (Med. Co., 23rd Inf. Regt.)

Williams, CPL Clarence C. (3ID)

Williams, PFC Eugene (3rd ID)

Williams, PVT Furman (3ID)

FULL CITATION NOT YET FOUND.

Robesonian (North Carolina) newspaper clipping - "The Bronze Star was awarded for his actions on June 2, 1951 near Pangori, Korea. “His squad attacked an enemy-held position and was pinned down by a vicious stream of fire from an enemy automatic weapon.” the article states. “Private Williams disregarded his personal safety, braved the fusillade of enemy bullets and left the safety of his foxhole. He moved forward and killed the enemy soldier with his rifle…Private Williams’ daring and aggressive actions enabled the unit to seize its objective.”

Williams, Francis C. (USN)

Williams, PFC George T. (3rd ID)

Williams, Gerald V. (USN)

Williams, CPL H.M. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 234 - 19 October 1950

Corporal H.M. Williams, RA14212638, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 24th Infantry, United States Army.  From 28 July to 1 September 1950, as a member of a battalion medical company in combat during the extremely difficult days of the Korean conflict, Corporal Williams served with distinction.  His untiring efforts to provide care for the patients in his aid station despite severe handicaps of limited facilities and equipment, and often under intense automatic weapons, mortar and sniper fire, greatly assisted the battalion surgeon in the savings of numerous lives.  Corporal Williams's courageous devotion to duty, initiative and technical knowledge reflect the greatest credit upon himself and the Army Medical Service.  Entered the military service from Florida.

Williams, PFC James K. (25ID

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 248 - 26 October 1950

Private First Class James K. Williams, RA14300677, Artillery, Battery C, 159th Field Artillery Battalion, United States Army. When the battery position became untenable on 1 September 1950 in the vicinity of Haman, Korea and march order was given, Private First Class Williams and three enlisted men who attempted to move their howitzer were subjected to concerted hostile fire from commanding positions.  Although forced to seek cover on three occasions Private First Class Williams and his crew, heedless of the withering fire, disengaged the trails which were imbedded in the ground, coupled the howitzer to the prime mover and moved through a narrow pass under enemy fire to bring the gun and vehicle to safety.  Private First Class Williams' courage, determination and heroic devotion to duty prevented capture by the enemy of valuable equipment and reflect the highest credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Mississippi.

Williams, SFC James R. (3ID)

Williams, PFC Jesse (2nd ID) (Co. L, 23d Inf. Regt.)

Williams, 1LT Joel J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Williams, CPL Orville W. (24ID)

By direction of the President, Corporal Orville W. Williams, RA16277371, Infantry, U.S. Army, a member of Company D, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device for heroic action near Taejon, Korea, on 16 July 1950. During a withdrawal movement north of the city, the convoy in which he was driving was fired upon from a strong enemy roadblock. Intense fire raked the road, disabling several vehicles and pinning down a squad of soldiers of another company. Observing an unmanned machine gun on one of the disabled vehicles, he exposed himself to the full fury of the enemy’s fire and manned the gun. Firing with great volume and accuracy, he so engaged the enemy that the squad of vehicles was permitted to continue their movement to new defensive positions. Corporal Williams’ heroic action, with complete disregard for his own safety, reflect great credit on himself and the U.S. Infantry. Entered service from Broken Bow, Nebraska. (24th Div GO 236, 25 Nov 1950)

Williams, PFC Wallace E. (24th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO88, 28Aug50)

Williams, LT William J. (3rd ID)

Williamson, MSGT John W. (Army)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 45 - 28 August 1957

Master Sergeant John W. Williamson, (then Corporal), Infantry, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism near Sang Mago Ri, Korea, on 18 September 1952. On his first day in combat, Sergeant Williamson was subjected to an intense enemy attack. He manned a heavy machine gun in an advanced position until his weapon was destroyed by a hand grenade. In the subsequent withdrawal, Sergeant Williamson continued to engage the enemy with his carbine and side arm. The outstanding bravery and effectiveness of Sergeant Williamson in his baptism of fire reflect great credit on himself and the military service.

Williamson, Lloyd Sr. (US Army HQ 167th Transportation Battalion)

Williamson, 1LT Lyndall C. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Williamson, SGT Richard A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Willingham, Jesse J. (Co. M, 24 Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Willis, PFC Clarence E. (3rd ID)

Willis, SGT Frank J. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 234 - 19 October 1950

Sergeant Frank J. Willis, RA34991268, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 24th Infantry, United States Army.  From 28 July to 1 September 1950, as a member of a battalion medical company in combat during the extremely difficult days of the Korean conflict, Sergeant Willis served with distinction.  His untiring efforts to provide care for the patients in his aid station despite severe handicaps of limited facilities and equipment, and often under intense automatic weapons, mortar and sniper fire, greatly assisted the battalion surgeon in the savings of numerous lives.  Sergeant Willis's courageous devotion to duty, initiative and technical knowledge reflect the greatest credit upon himself and the Army Medical Service.  Entered the military service from Tennessee.

Willcockson, CPL Harold A. (3ID)

Wills, MSGT Virgil V. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 204 - 20 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Master Sergeant Virgil V. Wills, RA37371810, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Hoenesong, Korea. On the afternoon of that date, two battalions of the regiment of which he was a member, together with several artillery units, were proceeding through enemy held territory attempting to break through to friendly lines. While so doing, they were subjected to intense small arms and automatic weapons fire from the high ground along both sides of the road. Noting that the unit was about to pass a hill which offered the enemy an excellent field of fire, Sergeant Wills quickly gathered a group of men from nearby vehicles and, assuming charge of the group, courageously led them in an assault on the hill. After seizing the hill he and his group held it against a platoon size enemy force thus allowing the convoy to proceed and denying the enemy the commanding position of the hill. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Wills reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Missouri.

Wilson, 1LT A.M. III (Bronze with V) (3rd AAA AW Bn.)

Wilson, Alexander (1st Lt., HV Mortar)

Wilson, PFC Charles D. l(24th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO88, 28Aug50)

Wilson, Chaplain MAJOR Daniel O. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wilson, MAJ James Arnold (8th U.S. Army) (meritorious, Oak Leaf Cluster)

Eighth United States Army
General Orders No. 247, 13 May 1952

Major James A. Wilson, 01947306, Transportation Corps, United States Army.  Major Wilson, a member of the 425th Transportation Traffic Regulation Group, is cited for meritorious service in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in Korea during the period 21 January 1951 to 30 April 1952.  Serving as Rail Transportation Regulating Officer and later as Transportation Movements Officer, and charged with the numerous intricate details attendant to these positions, Major Wilson consistently carried out his many duties in an exemplary manner.  His sound judgment, outstanding professional ability, and constant attention to duty earned him the deep respect and admiration of all those with whom he worked and contributed immeasurably to the success achieved by his group in accomplishing its important mission. The meritorious service rendered by Major Wilson throughout this period materially furthered the cause of the United Nations in Korea and reflects great credit on himself and the military service.

Wilson, 2LT James R. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 184 - 24 September 1950

Second Lieutenant James R. Wilson, 02212020, Infantry, Company B, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On 25 August 1950, Lieutenant Wilson led his platoon forward of the front lines to secure the town of Sinjumak, Korea to facilitate movement of a unit which was to attack beyond the town and establish new positions.  Skillfully deploying his platoon, Lieutenant Wilson led them safely through heavy concentrations of mortar fire, established and held the positions until the unit had passed through town.  After the unit had cleared the town, he led his platoon back through heavy fire to the original company position.  Lieutenant Wilson's tactical skill, courage and outstanding leadership exemplify the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from Colorado.

Wilson, James R. (USN)

Wilson, CPL Jess E. (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 71 - August 06, 1950

Corporal Jess E. Wilson, RA6755220, Field Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery A, 52d Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement in action against the enemy on 5 July 1950 at Osan, Korea. His unit was being attacked at close range by an enemy of superior number who were using tanks and automatic weapons. Without regard for personal safety, Corporal Wilson did without hesitation man his post on a 105 millimeter howitzer and continue to fire direct fire against enemy tanks at point blank range while under heavy counterfire. He was instrumental in destroying and damaging several enemy tanks. His superior performance of duty and complete disregard for personal safety reflects the highest credit on himself and the military service. He entered the military service from Santa Monica, California.

Wilson, MSGT Joseph E. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 161 - 16 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Master Sergeant Joseph E. Wilson, RA20928518, Armor, United States Army, a member of Tank Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 9 March 1951 in the vicinity of Sanggoi, Korea. On that date his tank was in a defensive position when word was received that a friendly tank which was carrying ammunition and rations to front line infantrymen had broken down. Without hesitation Sergeant Wilson and the other members of the tank crew volunteered to leave the defensive position and help the immobilized tank. Despite extreme darkness, harassing enemy fire and treacherous terrain, they reached the tank, transferred the vital supplies to their own tank and delivered them to the front. On the return trip they towed the tank to a friendly position where repairs could be made. The courage, determination and devotion to duty exhibited by Sergeant Wilson reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Montana.

Wilson, Phillip A. (USN)

Wilson, SGT 1C Robert E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wilson CPL Robert L. (G Co., 7th Cav., 1st Cav Div.)

Wounded 24 September 1950.  Killed in action 31 January 1951.  Home of Record: Colorado.  Posthumously promoted to Sergeant.

Wilson, PFC Ronald W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wilson-DeLaPena, 1LT Francis T. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wimberly, SGT Thomas H. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 234 - 19 October 1950

Sergeant Thomas H. Wimberly, RA35025286, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 24th Infantry, United States Army.  From 28 July to 1 September 1950, as a member of a battalion medical company in combat during the extremely difficult days of the Korean conflict, Sergeant Wimberly served with distinction.  His untiring efforts to provide care for the patients in his aid station despite severe handicaps of limited facilities and equipment, and often under intense automatic weapons, mortar and sniper fire, greatly assisted the battalion surgeon in the savings of numerous lives.  Sergeant Wimberly's courageous devotion to duty, initiative and technical knowledge reflect the greatest credit upon himself and the Army Medical Service.  Entered the military service from Ohio.

Wimbrey, PFC Willie B. (3fd ID)

Winbert, Lawrence W. (USN)

Windham, Joe C. (USN)

Windolovski, Francis J. (USN)

Wines, CAPT Oswald J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Winfield, CPL Chester E. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 254 - 28 October 1950

Corporal Chester E. Winfield, RA14249702, Infantry, Company L, 24th Infantry, United States Army.  When his company in the vicinity of Haman, Korea was being besieged by numerically superior hostile forces on 23 August 1950, Corporal Winfield courageously remained in his position to provide covering fire while his unit withdrew to a more favorable position.  Although wounded during this action, he remained at his post and assisted in delivering withering covering fire until the entire unit had departed.  Corporal Winfield's initiative and gallant devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army.  Entered the military service from North Carolina.

Winfield, PFC Samuel E. (79th Hvy Tk Bn, 25ID) (GO86, 27Aug50)

Winn, 1LT Luther E. Jr. (1CAV)

Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders No. 115 - 1951

The Bronze Star with “V” Device is awarded to First Lieutenant Luther E. Winn, Jr., Infantry, U.S. Army, Company L, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 8 September 1950 near Taegu, Korea. Lieutenant Winn was leading his platoon into the position to launch an assault against a well entrenched enemy when he saw two friendly platoons already in the attack. As the two platoons advanced toward their objective, hostile automatic weapons opened fire from three different positions and inflicted numerous casualties. Lieutenant Winn, seeing the gunner and assistant gunner on a 57mm recoilless rifle were wounded and the weapon was not being utilized, hesitatingly (this is probably a typo and supposed to be “unhesitatingly”) dashed out to the exposed position and quickly loaded and fired the rifle himself, eventually silencing the three hostile positions. Lieutenant Winn’s aggressive action in the face of heavy fire aided the company in reaching the assigned objective. His heroic action reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered federal service from Minnesota.

Wintering, SGT 1C Gilbert J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wisniewski, SGT Chester (196FAB) (action in Korea April 8-June 13, 1951)

Wiswell, PVT Albert V. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 114 - 22 December 1950

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private Albert V. Wiswell, RA15329140, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 31 August to 3 September 1950 in the vicinity of Yongsan, Korea. On the night of 31 August 1950 the enemy, attacking in overwhelming numbers, had penetrated our lines and were attempting to make a complete breakthrough in that area. During the enemy advance, a small group of men from a heavy weapons company were cut off and surrounded by the enemy. The group formed a perimeter defense and dug in. Private Wiswell was a member of this group. From 1 to 3 September 1950 the perimeter was under constant, heavy enemy artillery, mortar, and machine gun fire and was subjected to frenzied and frequent hostile assaults. Rations were low, and the only water available to the men was the early morning dew that gathered from the grass, rifle stocks and other equipment. In spite of these adversities Private Wiswell was constantly in the midst of every fire fight and aided in beating off the determined enemy attacks. Throughout this trying period, his unfailing determination and fortitude were a constant source of inspiration to his comrades and contributed greatly to the sturdy defense of the perimeter. The heroism and devotion to duty displayed by Private Wiswell reflect great credit upon himself and are in keeping with the high traditions of the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Wodka, SGT 1C Eugene (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wolf, CAPT Duquesne A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wogan, SGT Dale E. (3rd ID)

Wohnsiedler, PFC George Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wonderly, CPL William W. (7ID)

Headquarters, 7ID
General Orders No. 80 - 1 November 1950

Corporal William W. Wonderly, RA13266049, Infantry, United States Army, Medical Company, 31st Infantry, distinguished himself by heroic action on 27 September 1950, near Pyongjou-Ni, Korea. On this date, Corporal Wonderly was serving as medical aid man with a platoon of Company G, which had been pinned down by enemy heavy machine gun fire in the Suwon area. As heavy casualties were suffered, Corporal Wonderly unhesitatingly went forward under enemy fire and administered first aid to the wounded. He then dragged other wounded men to positions of safety and secured litter bearers to see that they were safely evacuated. In addition, he voluntarily assisted in hauling ammunition to the platoon positions when the situation was critical and all men were needed to man guns. Corporal Wonderly's heroic actions on this occasion resulted in the saving of the lives of many of many of the wounded and reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the military service from the State of Pennsylvania.

Wong, Clarence (CPL, Co. B, 65th Engineer Combat Btn, 25th ID)

Wood, MSGT Raymond (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wood, MSGT Robert L. (50th AAA AW Bn.)

Woodbridge, 1LT Mulford (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 240 - 22 October 1950

First Lieutenant Mulford Woodbridge, 01560466, Ordnance Corps, 725th Ordnance Maintenance Company, United States Army.  As officer in charge of ordnance maintenance contact teams from 20 July to 25 September 1950, Lieutenant Woodbridge established and closely supervised the operation of his teams, assisting them to operate with maximum efficiency despite adverse conditions of terrain, weather, and enemy action.  His liaison with combat units in the field was instrumental in demonstrating the availability of ordnance repair in the field.  Lieutenant Woodbridge's vigorous leadership greatly assisted in improving the status of maintenance in the Division and reflects great credit on himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from New York.

Woods, CPL Wilfred E. (2nd ID) (Co. L, 23d Inf. Reg.)

Woods, PVT William E. (3ID) (posthumous)

Headquarters, 3rd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 104 - 28 December 1950

Private William E. Woods, RA17279417, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company "K", 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, displayed gallantry in action against an armed enemy near Pokhee-Ryong, Korea, on 19 November 1950. Private Woods was an assistant to the automatic rifleman in a rifle squad which was part of a combat patrol. When the patrol first made contact with the enemy forces, the squad, of which Private Woods was a member, was selected to flank the enemy. Under intense fire from far superior enemy forces, this squad maneuvered to a position approximately 100 yards from the enemy positions. At this point the squad was pinned down. Realizing the importance of supplying the automatic rifleman with needed ammunition, Private Woods, without regard for his own personal safety, and disregarding the heavy fire from his front and flank, courageously moved forward to resupply his expended ammunition. In so doing he was hit by enemy fire, mortally wounding him. The heroic actions and devotion to duty displayed by Private Woods reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from the state of Missouri.

Worley, SGT Harold J. (1CAV) (Bronze Star with V)

Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders No. 150 - November 11, 1950

Sergeant Harold J. Worley RA13291918, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, a member of Company C, 8th Engineer Combat Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division for heroism in action against the enemy on 29 September 1950 near Yomsong-ni, Korea. In a mountain pass west of Yomsong-ni, a task force of one tank and 30 vehicles was subjected to heavy mortar, machine gun and small arms fire by the enemy who had tremendous numerical superiority and who held commanding positions on the ridges bordering the pass. Withdrawing down the narrow pass under the heavy fire, the task force was forced to abandon two trailers loaded with valuable engineer equipment and ammunition. After the withdrawal was completed, Sergeant Worley and eleven others volunteered to try to retrieve the ammunition and valuable equipment to keep it from falling into enemy hands and from being used against us. With a tank and a quarter-ton vehicle, the group returned to the two trailers at which point the enemy against poured heavy fire into the pass. Sergeant Worley and six others, with utter disregard for the grave danger involved, moved through the heavy fire to turn the trailers around, couple them to the two vehicles, and pull them to friendly ground. Sergeant Worley’s heroism reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered federal service from Virginia.

Worley, M/SGT Thomas R. (2nd ID) (HQ Co., 2d Bn, 9th Inf. Regt.) (1st Oak Leaf)

Worthington, CPL Billie L. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 231 - 18 October 1950

Corporal Billie L. Worthington, RA17244415, Army Medical Service, Medical company, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  During the early critical phases of the Korean conflict as ambulance driver from 13 July to 10 September 1950, Corporal Worthington rendered outstanding service by his courageous devotion to duty in administering emergency first aid to wounded soldiers in the forward combat zone and evacuating litter patients despite enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire.  Corporal Worthington's professional proficiency and initiative resulted in the saving of numerous lives, and reflect great credit upon himself and the Medical Service.  Entered the military service from Arkansas.

Worthy, CPL Jack (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Wortman, SGT Gerald J. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2ID
General Orders No. 147 - 15 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with Letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States is awarded to Sergeant Gerald J. Wortman, ER57504111, (then Corporal), Infantry, U.S. Army, a member of Company C, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 24 February 1951 in the vicinity of Hyonchon, Korea. On that date he was a member of an assault platoon attacking Hill 715. As the platoon reached the crest of the hill, it was subjected to intense enemy fire from well concealed enemy positions on high ground. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Sergeant Wortman ordered his men to take cover and place their mortars in firing positions. He then advanced through a hail of enemy small arms fire to the ridge line from which he directed such accurate and devastating mortar fire that the enemy positions were neutralized and the remaining enemy was driven from the ridge. The heroism and initiative displayed by Sergeant Wortman reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from South Dakota.

Wright, 1LT Douglas H. (Co. F, 35th Inf. Rgt, 25ID)

Wright, 1LT Oliver (25ID) (GO 205 - 27 September 1950) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

First Lieutenant Oliver Wright, 01540597, Infantry, Company H, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On 26 July 1950 near Yongdong, Korea, the flank of the 2nd Battalion was threatened by a numerically superior enemy force supported by artillery and mortars.  By moving among the men of the unit, heedless of the heavy hostile action, Lieutenant Wright was able to adjust their positions and direct such effective counterfire that the enemy fire was completely stopped and the threat of imminent attack eliminated.  Lieutenant Wright's calm courage and exemplary devotion to duty served as an inspiration to his men and reflect great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Mississippi.

Wright, CPL  Wayne F. (24ID, Co. C, 3d Eng. Combat Bn.)

Wright, SGT William K. (2nd ID) (Co. K, 23d Inf. Regt.)

Wuollet, SGT Harry W. Jr. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 110 - 17 May 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Harry W. Wuollet Jr., RA17268326, (then Private), Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company L, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 26 November 1950 near Somin-dong, Korea. Company L was undergoing a fierce attack when the telephone line between the 1st platoon and the company command post was severed. Immediately Sergeant Wuollet left the company command post to check the telephone line to the platoon, heedless of the danger of death or capture by the enemy. After making his way to the platoon’s position, he found no one there and the line disconnected, with the enemy all around the position. Determined to communicate with the platoon, he continued to search the area until he found the platoon leader and returned to the command post with a message advising the company commander of the platoon’s situation. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Wuollet reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Cokato, Minnesota.

Wysocznski (Winn), 1LT Charles (25ID)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Charles Wysoczynski (Winn) (ASN: 0-2018626), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious service for the period 1 July 1950 to 26 November 1950 as a Platoon Leader for Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, during the United Nations Defensive, Offensive and Communist Forces Intervention campaigns in the Republic of Korea. First Lieutenant Winn displayed outstanding combat leadership of his unit from the Pusan Perimeter to Kunu-Ri. First Lieutenant Winn's service is in keeping with the finest military traditions and reflects great credit upon himself, the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment and the United States Army. NARRATIVE TO ACCOMPANY AWARD: First Lieutenant Winn distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service from 1 July to 26 November 1950 as a Platoon Leader with Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in the Republic of Korea. As a newly assigned officer he prepared his platoon for deployment from Japan into active combat. From 26 July to 14 September, First Lieutenant Winn displayed exemplary leadership during enemy engagements at Chongam-ni, Sokch'on, Namjang-ni, Battle Mountain, and north of Haman. His outstanding leadership by example continued during offensive operations that eliminated bypassed enemy forces and projected lines of communications at Namwopn, Tundock, Kunsan and Taejon. During the advance to the Yalu, First Lieutenant Winn continued leading his unit through mountainous terrain and sub-freezing weather at Kaeson, Ch'orwon, Sunch'on and Kunu-ri. On 26 November, while serving with task Force WILSON during the Division's general withdrawal, he voluntarily placed himself at risk to search for elements that had become separated from his company and was captured by enemy forces. First Lieutenant Winn's action are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.

 

 

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